In May, when the Farmer's Market opened for the season, I met Valerie, the knower of all things succulent via her little business, Hooked on Cactus. Click on Valerie's name for the original post that introduced her. I have been going back every week picking up something for the succulent garden I am creating. So far so good. My brown thumb seems to be cooperating and the succulents are thriving.
One of the things I've learned from Valerie is that succulents self-propagate very easily. Of course, the loose Pork & Beans had not met me yet. Nevertheless, V gave me a handful of loose P&B babies with instructions on what to do. Below are the babies nesting in a pot of cactus potting mix. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that some of these babies will thrive.
I've had the crate below for at least 35 - 40 years. I've taken it with me everywhere and it has suffered lots of exposure through many seasons including cold/hot exchanges in the not temperature controlled shed behind the house for many years. Don has long since given up on trying to separate me from my junk. So - after exploring succulents on Pinterest, I was inspired to haul the old girl out and put her to work. I have her in shade and I will baby her along with the little P&B's. I think she looks happy so far.
I found a little pot of succulents for under $4.00 at the local grocery store and since I knew Valerie wasn't going to be at the Farmer's Market this week, I picked it up. My $4 has netted me potentially 11 lovely little plants that will get transferred to a larger setting when they are bigger.
This last picture is the box making friends with two of the arrangements I purchased from V a few weeks ago. They all seem to be getting along just fine.
Tonight is Adrian's birthday and Krista is throw a big party at her house. It is the first BIG party she has ever planned and she just about had a meltdown at Costco a few days ago. Now that this is posted, I'm heading out into the backyard (again). This time I'm pre-grilling all the hamburger patties and hot dogs. Fun times. Thank you, God for a temperature of 84 degrees today and not the 98 from a couple of days ago.